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Morgan County Republican.
W. W. KINLOCri, Publisher.
VERSAILLES : MISSOURI.
As usual the arrival of tho sea ser
pent proved a reliable signal or tho ad
vent of the silly season.
Arc the Now Jersey people who re
reutly mobbed a man for hissing the
Hag all paying their taxes honestly?
The arctic explorers are among the
few people who llnd no reason tor
gelling apprehensive and excited over
tho lco question.
Kansas Is now thinking of producing
tho simllower for oil nnd flour. With
thousands of actus of sunflowers un
der cultivation Kansas would be uioro
picturesque than ever.
There 1b a sttong temptation for a
llch man to icfialn from complicating
bis will by a hcilcs of philanthropic
bequests. It Is an axiom that tho
shorted will is the safest.
Rochester, N. V reports an electric
row-milker that pulls the cream out
of the most Irascible kickers and Ily
switchers almost before they know It.
We are living in a lapld age.
"Does It pay to be a rich man lu
America In these troublous days?" In
quires Curient Literature. We do not
notice any rich man Impoverishing
himself meiely because of the trouble
Hildding financial geniuses will bt
disappointed when thoy learn that the
treasury department has ruled that
heieafter It will lequire more than a
trto cent stamp and abundant cheek lo
bid in government bonds.
Hut, Kaiser Wllhelm, notwithstand
ing tho fact that monarchy and presi
dents aie in hoiuly danger of their
lives, none of these jobs lemalus va
cant very long. The charm of the lime
light ever made men daring.
A Kentucky dispatch announces tho
killing of our men In a feud which It
Is said "Iho authorities have for some
time been trying unsuccessfully to
end." If all the parties are as dead
shots as the four mentioned, the au
thorities may hope lor success.
Hy having ti street light with a yel
low newspaper photographer at New
port to get possession of a plate upon
which ills sacred image had been
fixed, a "society m won more no
toriety than would have come from
flu; publication of the picture.
Those healiish Londoners who are
bent upon popularizing blue for even
ing dress may have found Inspiration
In the Kansas society leader who at
tended a leception "dressed In his well
known pompadour and blue shirt, with
wlil o suspenders, and razor-striped
There died In .Massachusetts recent
ly a man who accumulated a fortune
or $3(1,000,000 from the manufacture
and sale of revolvers. It would be In
teiestlng to know how many of the
people who bought the $:!0,000,000
worth of weapons had any business to
"any them or benefited society by
reason of their posviesslon.
A use for real ashes has been found.
M. M. Maiden, of Philadelphia ana
lyzed the furnace's output and found
silica aluminum. Coal ash really dif
fers but little from aluminum clay.
That being the basis of coal ash, It
i.eems probable that this heretofore
perplexing refuse might be rommer
dally of value, lie proposes to reduce
coal ashes to a pulverized material to
enable that material to bold a binder
so that this coal ashes mush might lie
molded. A short-fiber asbestos was
found In West Virginia in great quan
tities, and ashes are now being molded
and used for flrcproollng.
All tho passengers in the Mayflower
Wf-ro not saints and some (kf their do
scetidants were very sweet sinners
hut Plymouth Rock is an Inspiration
nevertheless, and will continue to be
for ages yet to come, says the Huston
Hudget. Tho Apostles wore not with
out faults, and Peter told that little
wrong story, to say nothing of tho man
whoso avarlco led him ast ay. Gov.
Long did not mean to say that the
Pilgrim Fathers wore great sinners,
but simply that thoy wore Intensely
human after tho fashion of men who
accomplish great things.
Hundred's tt begging Tetters come
to Mrs. Russell Save every day. A
position as the widow of a multi
millionaire is no sinecure.
A West Virginia bank cashier has
been arrested for being $:!0,000 short
In his accounts. It Is not explained
how Iho examiner happened lo catch
blin at It so early.
This is tho season when they put
a peek-a-boo wulst of pink mosquito
on tho basket of green peaches also
for tho purpose of Improving the
aupearatico of tho cooda,
ROOT'S PLEASANT MISSION"
Drawing South America Nearer.
CROWD STORMS DOORS OF PHIL
PRESIDENT'S SON IS MOBBED
Police Fight Back the Crowd Around
the Doors of the $10,000,000
Philadelphia, I'a The offi.:3 build
Ing of the Philadelphia Heal Estitto
Trust Co., which went to the vail last
Tuesday, was stormed Wuduesca. by
a mob of frenzied depositors, chmor
ing for their savings and threa'eiilng
the lives or the olTlrers.
Police (ought the crowd back from
the harrul doors, and Wednesday aft
ernoon what was fcrmrrly a grEat
financial institution, now a $10,000,000
wreck, Is guarded by a horde of reg
ular and reserve policemen, special de
tectives and plain-clothes men.
Shortly after 11 o'clock a young
man, dressed In a black suit, with a
broad band of mourning on his straTv
hat, emerged fiom one of the elevators
and started huriiedly for the main
door. Some one in the crowd rec-g-nlzed
the young man as F. Wharton
Hippie, son of tli j dead 1 resident of
tho defunct trust company, and In an
Inslan' there was a rush fir him.
Hippie covered his face with his
umbrella, shrauk toward the elevator
ind called the police to protect him.
Detectives KletJ. and Sells liroke
through the crowd and with the aid
of four husky reserve policemen res
curd young Hippie from the mob.
Klett and Sails hustled him out by a
side door and, hailing a passing auto
ah, hurried the badly frightened
young man to uroau street siauon,
where ho took the 11:13 Paola accom
modation for Hryn Mawr.
So great was the coiitld"nce repo-sed
n Frank K. Hippie, l ite president of
the trust company, that the institu
tion was virtually the bank "of tho
Not only the General Assembly,
which was a large depositor, but even
the smallest Sunday scIkkiI organiza
tions and hundred i of Individuals,
with abiding faith In the Integrity of
;he late president, had Intrusted their
funds and savings to the Instituton.
Hippie's way was a sort of duplex
system of thievery. Ho tio'idwinueu
tho hank examiner with one set of
reports, then deceived the directors
with another. On the eve of discov
ery he committed suicide. This fiot
has ust como to light. The coroner
suppressed tho news to awild a run
on the hank.
TO SLAUGHTER JEWS.
Soldielrs Threaten to Exterminate
Those In WarGSW.
St. Peteisburg, Russia Threats to
extinguish the Jews of Warsaw havo
rieeu made by tho soldkrs of the Pol
ish capital, In revengu for the killing
)f Gen. Wonlarlarsky, who was shot
down In his carriage hy an unknown
man supposed to have been a Jew.
As a result of these threats, the Jews
ire In u panic and many are fleeing
(mm the city.
The soldiers vow they will bo re
venged for his death, and threats havo
been made by some of the men un
der the dead general's command that
every Jew In tho city will be killed.
In the Jewish quarter the greatest
Many Jews havo already fled from
tho city, fearing tho wrath of tho sol
diers will bo visited on them and oth
ers are preparing to Hy, Thoso re
maining have banded themselves to
gether for protection, and are pre
pared to sell their lives dearly.
Russian Consul Shot.
Tientsin, China The Russian
consul her.', M. I.nptew, waa shot in
the abdomen by a Russian concession
contractor named l.evlnsky, who fired
four Units and hit the co:nul once.
The shouting occurred ut the Russlau
RATE LAW CONFERENCE
RAILROAD MEN AND SHIPPERS
CONFER WITH COMMISSION.
Shippers Against Shifting Classifica
tion and for Publication of the
Tariffs In Full.
Washington, 1). C To discuss
certain phases or the railroad rate
law. which took effect Tuesday, there
was a conference, which lasted tin
greater part of the day, between the
members of the Interstate commerce
commission and representatives
the railroads and shippers of the
What the Roads Want.
The railroad reptesentatlvos uni
formly gave assurance of their Inten
Hon to comply fully with the new law,
but presented their views as to the
operation of certain provisions, among
fltll (Wtltttll ,,,.,,..) Illlttl.P
Extension of time in which carriers
may file their tariffs with the com
mission. Continuance of the present method
of posting tariffs.
Objection to any change In export
and Import rates pending a full hear
ing. The absolute concurrence of all the
carriers Interested before tho estab
lishment of joint rates.
Shippers' Side of the Question.
The shippers' representatives urged
the protection of their Interests, par
ticularly against the railroads shifting
classifications, so as to put up rates,
and contending for the discretion of
the commission in the export and im
port changes, and for the publication
of tariffs in tho full acceptation of that
Culver Summer Naval School.
Culver, Ind. Tho Culver summer
naval school has closed Its fifth
session. Among the distinguished
Visitors during tho final week
were Hon. Giorgo Kdmund Foss,
chairman of the naval committee of
the house of representatives; Dr. Cy
rus Town lend Hrndy, a graduate of
the United States naval academy, and
Capt. Albert Ross, Unttsd States navy.
commanding the Great Lakes naval
Wellman Will Not Start This Year.
liHmmeifest, Norway Tho follow
ing dispatch lias been received here
from Walter Wellman, leader ol
tho Wellman Chicago Ilecord Herald
polar expedition ut Spitsbergen: "1
have decided not to attempt a voyage
northward this year on account of tho
defects In the mechanical equipment
of my airship."
Stolypin's Daughter May Recover.
St. Potersbuig In pplte of the earli
er diagnosis of tho hopelessness of
her case. Premier Stolypin's daughter,
who was badly Injured by tho bomb
explosion In her father's apartments,
Augu.. 25, Is still alive, and there arc
hopes of her recovery.
New Albany's Mayor Impeached.
New Albany, Ind. Wm. V. Grose,
mayor of this city, has bscn Im
peached and removed from office
by tho city council. John Tegart nnd
Charles W. Poutch, members of tho
board of public works, were also do.
posed. City Clerk Eugene lirlsby as
sumed the mayoralty, and appointed a
ne.v board of public works.
"Open Shop" In Postal Service.
Washington, D. C The princi
ple of tho "open shop" will bo applied
to the postal service, according to a
decision reached at tho department, at
a conference between Postmaster
Fred A, Husse, of Chicago, and Act
ing Postmaster General Hitchcock and
Second Assistant Postmaster General
Jap Naval Stations.
Toklo Under an agreement that
has been reached between Japan and
Korea, It li understood that Chlnse
wan and Yomghcung will be convert
ed Into naval stations ut uu early
date at tho expense of Jaiau. Hut h
uro regarded as important strategic
WILL N OT ARBITRATE
PRESIDENT PALMA OF CUBAN RE
PUBLIC, PREFER8 WAR.
DEFEAT OF REBELS UR6ENT
Declares Present Uprising a Crazy
Movement Without Reason or
Havana, Cuba President Palma
gives out a statement In which he
Bays the Insurrection has no Ideals
and no program, and that the crisis
which the insurgents raised does not
constitute a program, ideals or a Jus
tification of the movement.
Continuing, the president says:
"All revolutions must have a pro
gram, as had our revolution for inde
pendence in 181)5. Everybody ut that
time knew that the Cubans had re
volted against Spanish rule, and had
engaged in an open fight for tho lib
erty of their country.
"The present movement is more of
a local adventure only a crazy move
ment on the putt of the discontented
persons. There Is no moral reason
for it. Tho government could sus
pend the constitutional guarantees,
but it prefers to maintain tho vigor
and hopo of the people nnd avoid pos
"The medical force has been in
structed to attend to all prisoners and
to give wounded or sick insurgents
the same attention as wounded or sick
men belonging to the government
forces. Any Insurgent repenting of
his act can return within the pale of
tho law and will not be molested. The
government will have no petty spite
or fooling of rancor against those who
return to their senses and abandon the
cause of disorder."
President Palma is not disposed to
employ any other method than that of
arms for the rc-estahllshiuent of
peace. Ho declared energetically that
the government here would absolutely
never compromise with uuy form of
disturbance of order. He argues that
the government was legitimately con
stituted, was bound by its impervious
duty and must demonstrate that it Is
stable and able to safeguard property,
life and the happiness of tho republic
at present and in the future. Any
compromise would miw the seed ol
armed revolution throughout the coun
try. Rebels Abandon Two Towns.
Washington, I). C Acting Sec
retary of State Adeo has received a
cablegram from Jacob Sleeper, the
acting American minister at Havana,
stating that the rebels have retired
from Guanas nnd San Juan Martinez,
the two towns In I'lnar del Rio prov
ince which fell Into the Insurgents'
It is reported that Undo Sam's In
fluence has been Injected Into the Cu
ban situation, and that a 30 days' am
nesty will be the result.
Tho fnlluro of tho government to
strike a decisive blow, coupled with
Guerra's failure to capture Plnar del
Rio, loads to tho hope that peaco may
come without further bloodshed.
Rebels Win F.'ght and Hold Town.
Havana, Cuba A party of Insurgent-!,
commanded by Col. Sanchez,
entered tho town of Hejucul, provlnc-j
of Havana, Sunday night, fortified
themselves and fought all night long
against an attacking force of govern
ment recruits and rural guards. Tho
rebels still hold tno town.
High Water Mark For Lemons.
San Diego, Cal. Tho cash price
of lemons Is now at high water
mark, four cents per pound, the high
est price obtained hero In live years
for fresh fruit picked from tho trees.
A Harmless Shock at Valparaiso.
Valparaiso There was a heavy
earthquake shock here, but no dam
age was done.
MORE QUAKE8 IN CHILE.
A Severe Shock Followed by 8lxteen
Rio do Janeiro A sovcro enrth
quake shock was felt Thursday night
at Tacna and Arlca, Chile. Sixteen
slighter shocks followed tho first.
Charged With Peonage.
Shroveport, Iu. L. M. Dendy, ono
of the wealthiest planters of north
lyoulslana, nnd his son, J. J
Dondy, wcro arrested, It Is reported
at llernlco, La., on a charge of vlo
latlng tho peonage laws by keeping
negroes in servitude. Eleven peonage
cases have so far been filed in the
district federal court.
Five Houses Burn at Prosper, Tex
Fort Worth, Tex. A tire at Prosper
destroed live frame buildings, to
guther with their content. The fire
originated iu DoukIuss' givccrv store
TRY TO INVOLVE RUSSIA
REVOLUTIONISTS PLAN TO AT.
TACK FOREIGN CONSULATES.
Next Step of the Enemies of.
Czar to 8ecure the Liberty
Hirmlngham, England Attacks on
the consulates of the various na
tions at many points throughout
Russia, with me object of Involv
ing tho government In complications
with foreign powers, Is being planned
hy revolutionists as their next s cp
In the campaign to fores th3 govern
ment to grant tho reforms for which
they are fighting. This Is the new.
sent out by a correspondent In Odessa,
A proclamation has been Issued hy
the radical section of the socialist
revolutionaries, according to the cor
respondent In which the program U
outlined. The matter is now In thJ
hands of a committee of revolution
ists, which is completing plani to
have all the attacks on consula ca
Plot to Abduct Czar Is Rumored.
Hirmlngham, Englund A largo
number of Russian secret service po
lice are searching London for details
of a suspected plot for tho abduction
of the czar. The highest families In
Russia are implicated in tho plot, In
eluding the reactionary instigators of
a counter revolution, who are not aim
ing at the method of rule, but tho
person for ruler. It Is said this clan
has a grand duke ready to take the
czar's place as soon as he has beep
abducted or forced to abdicate.
REVOLUTIONISTS MUST FAIL.
Semi-Official Statement Given Out By
St. Petersburg in a semi-official
statement the government Bays:
"Revolutionists may try to destroy
the work of the government, but
finally they must fall, as the govern
ment can not rofraln from the fulfill
ment of reforms simply because ono
statesman or another may be re
placed." Cuban Rebel Leader Captured.
Havana Capt. N'oyes' company of
rural guards defeated a hand of Insur
gents near Esporanza, capturing their
leader, a German named Cortes. It
is reliably stated that Gen. Aleman,
governor of Santa Clara province, has
telegraphed President Palma that un
less reinforcements are sent, Santa
Clara city Is likely to fall Into tho
hands of the Insurgents. He has mado
this request twice. '"'
Thousands of Counts Against Standard
Chicago The first federal grand
Jury nionday returned ten indictments
against the Standard Oil Co. before
Judge Hetheu In the United States cir
Tho indictments, which contain 0,-
428 counts, are all In connection with
the grunting of rebates.
No railroad was mentioned in tho
Won by an Enlisted Man.
Sea Girt, N. J. John Kothley, an
enlisted man of the United Slates
navy, won the first prize $25 in tho
offhand mutch, with a score of 95 out
of a possible 100. The contest was
open to all, each competitor firing 20
shots offhand at 200 yards.
8now and Hall at Cripple Creek.
Cripple Creek, Col. Snow and hall
fell here at Intervals Thursday, ac
companied by vivid flashes of light-
n I n g.
Naval Employes Organize.
New York Employes In the navy
yards, naval stations, arseuals and
gun factories havo formed a national
organization here and elected officers
An Ohio Nomination.
Chllllpothe. O. Oliver Wendell Phil
lips Wright, of Hocking county, was
nominated hy the democrats of tho
Eleventh congressional district
Village Almost Destroyed.
Dixon, III. Tho village of Compton,
In the lower part of Lee county, was
nearly destroyed by fire. The lo;s
Is over $35,000 Insurance, $0,800.
Didn't 8wlm the Channel.
Calais, France An attempt by T.
W. Hurgess, an English swimmer, to
cross the channel was unsuccessful.
Ho was in the water 18 hours.
Mcurning In Valparaiso.
Valparaiso All social functions la
Valparaiso will be suspended for six
months, us a sign of mourning for vic
tims of the earthquake.
France's Compulsory Rest Day.
Paris President Fallleres has Just
signed a decree bringing the compul
sory weekly rest day law Into oper
ation September 1.
Thirteen Injured In Explosion,
Cambridge, Mil. Tho holler at
Noah Webster' canning house at Sec
retary, exploded. Thirteen persona